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The Port of happiness

The Port of happiness

Another simply fabulous city on the coast of the Adriatic Sea, the Italian city of Ancona also lays its claim as the capital of the Le Marche region of Italy. A main port for waterway traffic, it’s an important economic center of the area.

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Once you’re here, enjoy a visit to the awe-inspiring Ancona Cathedral, with amazing views of Ancona and the Adriatic coast. The Church of Santa Maria della Piazza is one of the oldest churches in the city. Its elaborate arcaded façade, leading to a soaring arched interior, is a great example of Romanesque architecture.

Be sure to check out the Marche National Archaeological Museum, to gain a better understanding of life in the Marche from the Paleolithic Age to the High Middle Ages. And enjoy the outdoors with visit to the Parco del Cardeto, featuring views of the city and the Adriatic Sea.

There’s a lot to do and a lot to see in Ancona, but for sure, the best way to see it is refreshed with your sense of adventure intact. Arrive rested, having traveled in comfort by Trenitalia train in approximately 3 hours from Milan, 4 hours from Rome and 5 hours from Naples.

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Ferry from milano (ancona) to portas (for athens) that's covered by the global pass? We need to travel from Milan to Athens, I've figured out that I need a ferry from Ancona to Portas. Which one is covered by the Eurail Global Pass-Flexi? Trying to map out our plans ahead of (...)

Judith Latner | 2018/06/17 complete | 6 Comments
4 countries (italy, austria, germany, and slovenia/croatia) -- connected or not? We are traveling to four countries in May-Italy, Austria, Germany and Slovenia/Croatia. Our current plan is to go from Verona to Munich, Munich to Innsbruck, Innsbruck to Venice or Trieste. Ultimately, we will arrive in Ancona and take a train (...)

Kathy Merlo | 2018/02/24 complete | 3 Comments
Bikes on trains in europe My daughter and I are cycling Europe this summer. We were hoping to sometimes be able to jump on a train between some major points to maximize our time. Specifically we want to take our bikes on the train from Vienna back to Amsterdam at the (...)

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With a eurail global pass, are there discounts on the ferry from athens to santorini? Hi! We've bought Global Rail Passes and I was under the impression we could use them to get discounts on ferries. We are travelling from Athens - Santorini one way. Is this possible to use the passes for a discount? I am having trouble (...)

Nell | 2017/07/24 complete | 2 Comments
Budapest to vienna, fly to zadar, ferry to ancona, ancona to venice, venice to florence, florence to naples, and naples to rome. (...) We are flying into Budapest and wish to travel by train to Vienna, then we are flying to Zadar, Croatia. From there we plan to take a ferry to Ancona, Italy. Does the Eurailpass include any discount or free ferry travel? From Ancona we plan to (...)

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Customer reviews

  • Value for money
    Nice and neat journey |
    "The train is clean and comfort. While if the seat space larger will perfect. Also it's bit delay but overly a well travel experience. "

  • Value for money
    Ancona to Rome  |
    "Took the inter cuty train to Rome in early november. Price just over 20 Euros which is cheap för a trip taking 3½ hours. many peeople on board although it is low season for tourists in Italy Accurate in time, not very comfy but ok. Slept most of the time "